Romance and Gigue, Op. 27 (1908)
Norman O’Neill (1875 – 1934)
AATB Saxophone Quartet
Romance and Gigue by O’Neill, arranged for AATB saxophone quartet. Norman O’Neill was a British/Irish composer who wrote works for the theater but also published a small amount of orchestral and chamber music pieces. Romance and Gigue (Deux Petites Pieces) was published in 1908 as Two Little Pieces (Deux Petites Pieces), Op. 27 for piano. The first movement, Romance is in 6/8 time with a flowing melody and gentle syncopations throughout. The second movement, Gigue, is a lively dance that bounces the melody from instrument to instrument with the middle section featuring the bari sax. Performance time is about 3 1/2 minutes for both pieces.
- The range for each saxophone part is shown below.
- Audio and score excerpts are available above.
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